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A Texas mayor who told city residents impacted by winter power outages that "no one owes you or your family anything" has resigned as mayor.

Colorado City Mayor Tim Boyd announced his resignation in a post on his Facebook page Tuesday. City manager David Hoover confirmed the resignation to NBC News.

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In a since deleted Facebook post Tuesday morning, Boyd told residents to "sink or swim" and stop "looking for a damn handout."

"No one owes you or your family anything," he wrote, "nor is it the local governments responsibility to support you during trying times like this! Sink or swim, it's your choice!"

He continued: "The City and County, along with power providers or any other service owes you NOTHING! I'm sick and tired of people looking for a damn hand out!"

In his typo-filled post, Boyd reportedly told people to "step up" and come up with their own "game plan" to stay warm after the power was cut to over 4 million homes in Texas on Tuesday.

"If you don’t have electricity you step up and come up with a game plan to keep your family warm and safe. If you have no water you deal with out and think outside of the box to survive and supply water to your family," he continued. "If you were sitting at home in the cold because you have no power and are sitting there waiting for someone to come rescue you because your lazy is direct result of your raising! Only the strong will survive and the week will perish [sic]."

Boyd concluded the message by saying "Get off your ass and take care of your own family!", KTXS reports.

Hours later, Boyd posted a follow-up message announcing his resignation:

"I would never want to hurt the elderly or anyone that is in true need of help to be left to fend for themselves," he reportedly wrote. "I was only making the statement that those folks that are too lazy to get up and fend for themselves but are capable should not be dealt a handout."

Boyd added that his wife was laid off from her school job for defending him.

"The anger and harassment you have caused my wife and family is so undeserved.... my wife was laid off of her job based off the association people gave to her and the business she worked for. She’s a very good person and was only defending me! But her to have to get fired from her job over things I said out of context is so horrible [sic]."

Millions of Texans are still without water or electric as winter storms brought snow, ice and record low temperatures to the state.

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A west Georgia police chief and sergeant are out of work after they were caught making racist statements about minorities on a police body cam.

Chief Gene Almond resigned his position in the Hamilton Police Department after a city official reviewed the body cam video and turned it over to the mayor, WTVM-TV reported.

The video showed Almond and John Brooks, a patrolman, having a conversation in front of the police station. Neither man was aware they were being recorded.

boy gif "I don't own no slaves, my folks didn't own no slaves," said Almond during the Black Lives Matter protests in southeast Georgia last summer.

"For the most part, it seems to me like they furnished them a house to live in. They furnished them clothes to put on their back. They furnished them food to put on their table and all they had to do was (expletive) work," the former police chief said on the body cam video.

The police chief also revealed which Black female politician he would rather sleep with -- Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms or failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

"If I had to **** a (n-word), I'd rather **** the mayor than Stacey Abrams," he said.
 

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K. Michelle shocked her fans by announcing she is departing Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta after six years.

The studio singer announced her departure on Twitter.com on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Michelle explained that her heart was no longer in it and that she had "no desire" or passion to continue faking scenes on LHHATL.

"I just didn't care. I knew it was time for something bigger than throwing drinks," she said.

K. Michelle won't be gone for long. She will be throwing drinks on her own reality TV show on Lifetime Network in February 2021.

The 34-year-old mom-of-one is rebranding herself as a country music singer in Nashville, Tennessee, after her R&B career failed to take off.

"It's such an amazing feeling to not only watch your dreams come true but to KNOW ILL BE HELPING WOMEN TO LIVE. Saving lives," she wrote. "When they count you out, God will count you in."

Question: Will you boy K. Michelle's country music songs?

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Five crew members stormed off the set after another one of Tom Cruise's rants on the set of his new Mission: Impossible 7 blockbuster.

The five crew members abandoned ship after a second on-set outburst by Cruise over his strict COVID-19 safety regulations.

The superstar lost his cool recently when he spotted two assistants huddled around a monitor, watching playback, ignoring his social distancing rules to keep the set corona-free.

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Cruise ranted and raved, threatening to fire anyone who didn't take his rules seriously.

"We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf**kers," Cruise raged at the Warner Bros. Studios in Hertfordshire, England. "I don't ever want to see it again, ever! And if you don't do it you're fired, if I see you do it again you're f**king gone."

The audio was leaked by The Sun on Tuesday, Dec. 15, and shortly after the leak made global headlines, he allegedly unleashed another tirade at the cast, prompting five crew members to quit.

"The first outburst was big but things haven't calmed since," a source told The Sun. "Tension has been building for months and this was the final straw. Since it became public, there has been more anger and several staff have walked.

"But Tom just can't take any more after all the lengths they have gone to just to keep filming at all. He's upset others aren't taking it as seriously as him. In the end, he's the one who carries the can."

Representatives for Cruise and Paramount Pictures studio officials have yet to comment on the news.o coronavirus-related issues.

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The mayor of a small town in Kansas resigned her position after receiving death threats following a city commission vote forcing residents to wear masks.

Dodge City Mayor Joyce Warshaw resigned Tuesday, citing concerns for her safety. Her resignation is effective immediately, Yahoo News reports.

Warshaw was one of the city commission members who voted to force a mask mandate on the town. But town residents didn't take the news sitting down.

"I understand people are under a lot of pressure from various things that are happening around society like the pandemic," Warshaw said in her resignation letter. "I think it's best for me and the city that I love to remove myself from the commission at this time and from the mayorship so that the city can move forward and be the best that it can be because I believe in the city."

Warshaw tendered her resignation following the Dec. 11 publication of a USA TODAY article in which she tried to shed a positive light on the mask mandate.

"We just felt like we had to do something so everybody was aware of how important it was for everybody to be responsible for each other’s health and well-being," said Warshaw in the USA TODAY story.

After the article was published, the mayor received a flood of hate emails and phone calls from residents, some making threats on her life. The threatening emails were turned over to police.

In an interview with the Dodge City Daily Globe, Warshaw broke down in tears as she explained her reason for resigning.

"This is harder for me than people realize. I really love this city with all my heart. I still believe in this city and I believe in their ability to not harm one another."

Unlike blue states where the Corona "cases" are surging despite forced mandates, corona deaths remain low in Georgia and Florida where there are no mask mandates or lockdowns.

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Senior White House adviser to President Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway announced she is leaving the White House to spend more quality time with her children.

Conway announced her decision on Sunday. She said she informed Trump on Sunday night, the Washington Post reported.

In a statement, Conway said she is transitioning out of her role as counselor to Trump at the end of this month.

Her husband, attorney and frequent Trump critic George Conway will be stepping down from his position at the Lincoln Project, a group of anti-Trump Republicans that teamed up to help defeat Trump in November.

Sources say the Conways and their teenage daughter, Claudia, had become too much of a distraction to the president.

In response to her parents' announcement, Claudia took to TikTok to boast about her role in her parents' decisions to quit their jobs.

"Look what I did! Look at what I did, ladies and gentlemen," the 15-year-old said in a series of TikTok videos on Sunday night.

Claudia was forced to delete her TikTok earlier this year only to return in July.

She captioned her reaction video: "the power that i hold. i - they think this is gonna stop me from getting emancipated? NANSHAJAB BYE."

She also made a video detailing the mental and physical abuse she claims to have suffered at home in the family's multi-million dollar New Jersey mansion.

The Conways have four children: twins Claudia and George IV, Charlotte, and Vanessa.
 

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Richard Atikins, a board member for Central Unified School District in Fresno, Calif. resigned after a blogger mobilized her Instagram followers to get him fired.

Californians have endured ongoing protests as Black Lives Matter and Antifa organizations clash with police while attempting to tear down historic statues.

Atkins allegedly wrote an Instagram post urging protesters to "go back to the country you or your ancestors came from."

He added, "I am SICK of this shit."

Instagram blogger @gossipofthecity_ urged her followers to call the board and demand his termination.

"Call up @centralusd right now at their board meeting & demand Richard Atkins be terminated . Call : 559-276-3150."

Atkins apparently resigned during the board meeting on Tuesday.

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms held a brief press conference on Saturday to announce the termination of the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Black man on Friday night.

27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was sleeping in his car in the Wendy's drive-thru when the police woke him and attempted to arrest him for a DUI.

He was shot in the back after grabbing one officer's taser and attempting to flee.

Mayor Bottoms said the shooting was not a justifiable use of excessive force, and the officer who fired his service weapon was fired. A second officer at the scene was placed on administrative duty.

Mayor Bottoms also announced the resignation of Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields (pictured). She said Shields "offered to immediately step down" to "rebuild the trust so desperately needed throughout our community."

Shields will be reassigned to another position within the city government, and a nationwide search is underway for her replacement.

"To the family of Mr. Brooks, there are no words strong enough to express how sincerely sorry I am for your loss," said Bottoms.

A crowd formed at the Wendy's parking lot and marched holding signs on Saturday. Many Atlantans took to social media to condemn the shooting.

The fatal shooting comes three weeks after George Floyd's death at the hands of a white police officer sparked protests and unrest across the country.

Update: Surveillance video shows Brooks on the ground struggling with two Atlanta PD officers. At some point, Brooks grabbed a taser from one of the cops and pointed it at him while fleeing.
 

 

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The president of a historically Black college in Mississippi has resigned after he was arrested in a prostitution and drug sting.

William Bynum Jr., who was president of Jackson State University since 2017, resigned after he was busted along with 15 other people for "procuring the services of a prostitute, false statement of identity and possession of marijuana," according to the Clarion-Ledger.

The Clinton Police Department conducted a prostitution sting and arrested multiple suspects, including Jackson, WJTV.com reported.

Jackson State University professor Shonda McCarthy, 46, was also arrested for procuring the services of a prostitute and marijuana possession while operating a motor vehicle.

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Sheena Stanford, 35, and several other suspects were charged with "promoting prostitution."

Detectives made contact with the suspects through various "dark web" services.

Bynum, a married father of six, resigned less than a week after another HBCU president was fired for his role in an admissions scandal.

Dr. Austin Lane was terminated early Wednesday for allegedly allowing an unqualified student to be admitted to Texas Southern's law school.

The JSU board will convene an emergency meeting to discuss appointing an interim president.

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Katie Hill resigned from Congress after a series of embarrassing photo leaks and salacious details about her private life were published online.

"It is with a broken heart that today I announce my resignation from Congress," she wrote in a statement on Sunday. "This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but I believe it is the best thing for my constituents, my community, and our country."

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The freshman Democratic Congresswoman made headlines after leaked photos showed her smoking a bong while naked.

London's Daily Mail published the photos along with scandalous details that Hill, who is married, carried on sexual affairs with male and female Capitol Hill interns.

The U.S. news media immediately defended Hill, calling the photos "revenge porn" and saying she participated in "consensual, non-monogamous" affairs. The media said society should remove the stigma from "consensual non-monogamous" relationships.

Hill, who is seeking a divorce, blamed her husband for leaking the photos and the salacious details about her private life, Newsweek.com reports.

"During the final tumultuous years of my abusive marriage, I became involved in a relationship with someone in my campaign," she said in a statement.

"Even a consensual relationship with a subordinate is inappropriate, but I still allowed it to happen despite my better judgement. For that, I apologize."

Capitol Hill police launched a probe into the leaked nude photos after the 32-year-old Congresswoman asked them to investigate if any laws were broken.

Hill's lawyers sent cease-and-desist letters to the Daily Mail and other blogs that published the photos.

The letter informed the Daily Mail that "The California Penal Code accordingly makes it a criminal offense to 'intentionally distribute the image of the intimate body part or parts of another identifiable person.'"

The scandalous photos are still live on the Daily Mail's website.